*** Just new...June 23, 2013
at the North Shore Folk Fest
Rio Samaya Band a.k.a Pancho and Sal
Travel and Music, or travelling with music is what Pancho
and Sal have done in the last years touring the world, as well as across
The whole experience and being full time musicians has
not only improved their act, but has also added new tunes and so many
things to talk about during the show, giving a real sensation of moving
around without moving from your seat..
In constant change, they remain the same couple we have
been seeing year after year bringing a musical display that will
include songs in Spanish, English and French, while playing a variety of
instruments, like guitar, ukulele, charango, drum, accordion and flutes,
Born in San Jorge, Argentina, Pancho wrote poems from a young age. He
moved to Europe to follow his dreams of playing the guitar and sharing his
songs with the world. After touring in many countries, he became a
troubadour style musician in the 80's in Sweden.
Playing with Gypsies
in the South of France, he learned rumbas and flamenco. His compositions
reflect these influences of flamenco and other folk rhythms. After years of
exchange with other musicians, his original music has a wide diversity of
Sal, who was born in England and raised
in Canada, met Pancho in Cuzco, Peru, and from then on together as a family
and musical duo have established a name for themselves. Sal compliments the
music with her vocals, accordion, shakers, chachas, bombo and guitar.
They have a unique poetic style of translating simultaneously from Spanish
You can enjoy Pancho and Sal at Folk Festivals,
Community Centers, schools, restaurants, dance shows, concerts in the parks
and numerous other events.
Rio Samaya Band is a creation of the
musical duo, Pancho and Sal.
The Rio Samaya Band is a traveling band
that shares the stage with dancers, singers,
musicians, jugglers, poets and an
audience ready to have a collective experience of joy
Rio Samaya Band has a heart that beats
in the present, fusion of music and talent, lovers
of magic, full moons, forests, rivers,
oceans and nights with friends around the fire.
Every show is unique and
The Rio Samaya Band
to channel music, to bring life, love
and peace to everyone.
Pancho and Sal,
they have created "The Rio Samaya Band", with the concept and
project to tour the world like a duo and build up the band joining
with local musicians using the Rio Samaya Band signature.
The band has
already debuted with incredibly talented musicians in
Newfounlad, Montreal and most recently in their home town,
Mission Folk Festival, Harrison Festival of
Arts, In Harmony Music Fest, Trout Forest, Caribbean Festival
, North Van Folk Fest, Blue Mountain, Point Roberts Festival,
Harmony West Vancouver, Camp Alexandra Fest, Latin Sumer
Festival. Montreal Latin Days, Festival Mondial de la Terre, Mont
Tremblant, Brigus Blueberry Festival, NL, Cupids 400, Cupids NL and
so many more, incluiding Beijing China...
Commodore Ballroom, Wise Hall,
Chilliwack Shows, Penticton and many more in the interior of
British Columbia and Vancouver Island..
Pancho and Sal also do presentations with bands from 3 up to 12
musicians, mixing all sorts of ethnic, acoustic, electronic and
Pancho- Flamenco, Acoustic and electric
Guitars, Charango, Quena, Traverse flutes, Harmonica, Drum and hand
percussion. Sal- Accordion, Guitar, Bombo Drum, Shakers and other
hand percussion instruments.
"Vivirei" -I Would live-
"Cuando Salga la Luna", -When the Moon comes up-
"Revivir" -To Live Again-
"El Regalo" -TheGift-
"Secretos" - Secrets
Baila" Produced, filmed and edited by Ja Pace